Here's a collection of things to do in and around the Conejo Valley that focuses on free live music. It's mostly festivals and shows put on bythe cities, parks and shopping areas that take place around the summer season. There are also a few clubs, some events not focused on music, and some paid events. It is not all inclusive, but pretty close to it for the free events.
This site listed a total of 102 events for 2019. There are 14 remaining this year. There were 116 events last year.
Many of the event locations can be found on these maps.
These are the main series that are included. If they have a line through them, they are not updated for 2019 yet.
- Agoura — Summer Concerts in the Park, Agoura Hills
- Camarillo Concerts in the Park Series, Camarillo
- Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, Camarillo
- Concerts by the Sea, Oxnard
- Concerts in the Courtyard, Simi Valley
- Gardens of the World Summer Jazz Concert Series, Thousand Oaks
- Music in the Park (RSRPD), Simi Valley
- Pop-up Arts and Music Festival, Thousand Oaks
- Rock the Collection Concert Series, Oxnard
- Saturday Concerts in the Park, Westlake Village
- Summer Concert Series (Janss), Thousand Oaks
- Summer Concerts in the Park (CRPD), Thousand Oaks
- Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake, Calabasas
- T.O. Library Summer Concerts, Thousand Oaks
- Tiny Porch Concerts, Agoura Hills
- Valley Cultural Center — Concerts on the Green, Woodland Hills
- Ventura County Fair, Ventura
Conejo.Rocks — Event list
world class guitar virtuoso and singer
For almost 4 years Carl wrote a monthly column for Guitar Player Magazine and has contributed to Vintage Guitar, Guitar World and Premier Guitar. In Los Angeles you’ll often hear Carl lecturing or giving a master class at the University of Southern California or Musicians Institute, something he does all over the world.
Carl has been playing the guitar every day since 1965 and has always made his living with the instrument. A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, his 14-record discography showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres.
- Yachtley Crew ⇒
Billing themselves as “The Titans of Soft Rock,” Yachtley Crew is a Los Angeles-based band of talented, tenured musicians with common goals: (1) entertaining music lovers with some of the greatest songs ever written back in the late 70s and early 80s; and (2) having as much fun as possible while performing those hits. While their musical genre is known by some as “soft rock,” others may identify it as “Yacht rock,” a more recently coined phrase. Featuring unerring song renditions as well as outstanding stage presence and on-stage antics, Yachtley Crew’s song list includes Christopher Cross’s “Ride Like the Wind,” Boz Scagg’s “Lowdown” and “Lido,” Billy Ocean’s “Caribbean Queen,” Toto’s “Africa” and “Rosanna,” Player’s “Baby Come Back,” Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” Steely Dan’s “Reeling in the Years,” and George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.”
More information at Yachtley Crew website
R&B, soul and blues
- Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Brothers ⇒
More than once the question has come up. “…Well what (or who) does it sound like?”
The short answer might be “well… it sounds like Ray & The Brothers”.
But when pressed to compare, it might be accurate to point to one part Sam Cooke, one part Albert King, a pinch of Albert Collins, one part Delbert Mc Clinton, a touch of Keb Mo’, some Van Morrison with a little Holland- Dozier- Holland thrown in.
More information at Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Brothers website
Stevie Nicks tribute
Rhythm & Blues
the best horn blowers meet the best rhythm players
Smooth jazz, motown and classics.
- Tony Maddox ⇒
Tony is a dynamic singer and performer whose style is a soulful blend of Gospel, Jazz, Motown and classic favorites.
Warning: As of 2018 Tony's website is flagged by Google as having malware.More information at Tony Maddox Band website
Blues, rock and gospel
Tribute to Sting and The Police
- The Police Experience ⇒
The Police Experience is regarded as the most authentic Police Tribute Band in the world and—with their ultra-high-energy performance—has been recognized for being as close as it gets to the real thing. According to Stewart Copeland, original drummer and founder of The Police, “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…” Transport back to the 80s with this dynamic show featuring songs legendary artist Sting made famous.
More information at The Police Experience website
Brothers Ted and John Siegel make up The Deltaz. They have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk.